Yes, you will need to be a UK resident to open a HyperJar account.
UK residents who are eligible to sign up with HyperJar would need to be a permanent resident of the United Kingdom, which includes:
· England (including the Isle of Wight)
· Scotland (which includes the Northern Isles and the Hebrides)
· Wales (which includes Anglesey)
· Northern Ireland
· Additionally, to the above list, all Isle of Man and Channel Islands (Jersey and Guernsey) residents are eligible to sign up for a HyperJar card.