My UK passport will expire this year, so I need to get it renewed. The process requires me to send my current passport to the UK, and it will be returned by post.
However, it will certainly be delivered during working hours, when I'm not in, meaning that I will have to collect it from the post office, and they will require an identity document. The only document I have which is likely to satisfy them is my passport, and that will be inside the envelope I'm trying to collect.
I explained the situation to a post office worker and their reply was that the rules say that it must be an original document; their suggestion was to make a photocopy of my passport and hope that I get lucky and the person behind the desk when I try to collect will accept it. That's obviously a fairly risky strategy.
What solutions are there to this catch-22?