No. You can apply for the team without a passport, but you will be responsible to ensure that you have a valid passport prior to the purchase of the team’s airline tickets 90 days before you depart. Passports must not expire until at least 6 months after the team’s departure or the airline will deny your travel. You are responsible for the cost of applying for or renewing your passport. Typically, passports take 6-8 weeks to process through the US Department of State. However, we encourage you to start the application process as soon as possible in case of unforeseen delays. You can find information on how to apply for or renew your passport on the State Department’s website HERE.