After over 2 month I finally got my EPP licence throught the post. This was after being held to ransom by my GP (£150 for the sanity check)
With great anticipation I put in an order for Potassium Perchlorate(one of the items on my EPP)
I then find the law says that I have to appear in person in front of the supplier with the ID I used on the EPP application. I live in the SW of England and do not know of any local suppliers.
At no point in my research on the EPP application process was I made aware of this restriction. It may be on the gov web site, if it is I didn't see it.
One supplier was prepared to sell if I sent my EPP AND ID by registered post - they would then return this after a few days with the chems.
MY ID is my passport, which as I still work occasionally, I can need at very short notice. I'm prepared to send my passport registered post to the passport office but would have to think long and hard before sending it elsewhere.
It seems that I have spent £200 on a licence that is worthless to me.
I'll maybe have to take up knitting if there isn't a requirement for a licence to buy the needles!
A very disappointed pryo enthusiast (maybe that is now ex enthusiast)
Apologies for my late reply on this, life is not always straight forward.
As I live in the Westcountry I would be able to supply to you and meet you part way, We had discussed this in the member section. The same applies to any other genuine hobbyist near me.
As a total die hard in this matter I currently drive 600 to 1000 miles each year in the pursuit of chemicals and will continue to do so. I am not here to be defeated and I am not prepared, for my part at least, to see that the community is either.
As others have said, please do NOT go down the road of any postal supply. If perc or anything else was ever intercepted in the post then all hell would break loose, you may find that in the wider community you get well meaning offers to go the delivery route but be warned: There are those out there who despite being very experienced pyro hobbyists still have an 'old school' mentality. Whilst this is O.K. for them it is not O.K. in reallity. If it goes wrong you will find yourself in deep trouble, way over your head.
If we get to meet up I can explain how all of this works in the real world as I have gone through all of this myself.
You have a P.M. so Chin up mate, the community is out there and willing to help!