To renew an expired passport, follow these general steps

Gather required documents: You'll need your old passport, a passport photo, and a completed DS-82 application form

Fill out the DS-82 form: The DS-82 is a U.S. Department of State form used to renew a passport by mail

You can find it online or at a passport agency

Get a new passport photo: You can get passport photos taken at many drugstores, post offices, or photo shops

Pay the renewal fee: The renewal fee varies depending on the type of passport and how quickly you need it

Mail your documents: Send your completed DS-82 form, old passport, new photo, and renewal fee to the address listed on the form

If your passport has been expired for more than 5 years, you will need to apply for a new passport in person at a passport agency