State Protocol pursues, inter alia, the following responsibilities:
To define the set of rules that regulate ceremonial, etiquette and practice according to current international standards and the traditions and customs of the Portuguese State;
To ensure the abidance by and full enforcement of the rules and regulations on immunities and privileges pertaining to the diplomatic status;
To accompany official visits organised in the framework of relations among sovereign States as well as between these and international organizations.
Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic and Consular Relations (PT)
Law of the Portuguese Honorific Orders (PT)
Diplomatic Corps Accredited in Portugal (PT)