Thanks for your appreciated response.
If I will apply for Tier 5 visa, I will get a sponsor certificate from Cardiff or Liverpool University, as I am going to work as a visiting research with one of academic staff there.
Now, my wife is Tier 4 student (DES),and I am a dependant on her visa, but by the end of this month, she is going to switch to Tier 2 general for 6 month, and I will be dependant on her visa as well (but the point is we will pay around £3000 as a family to renew the visa only for 6 month (the rest of her contract)). for this reason, I am thinking about Tier 5 for me to complete the 10 years.
one important question, can my wife switch into Tier 5 for two years instate of tier 2 for 6 months. as this will be longer and cheaper (£1000 for whole family). of course this will be in case her supervisor and the University will agree.
With regards ***** ***** my visa from Egypt. of course I do not like to apply for Asylum, especially I am close to apply for ILR, as far as I know apply for Asylum is very complicated case and need a lot of evidences and may take very long time.
my question here is if there is any exception to renew my visa from my home country due to the risk of persecution, or at least if I can renew from any other country outside the UK.
Again just for confirmation, Tier 5 or Tier 5 dependent could be account in 10 years long residence. is that true.