Director: Ivan Dimitrov.
Structured in the Ceremonial and State Visits departments. The Protocol Directorate ensures implementation and observance of the rules of protocol during official events. It participates in the organisation of visits by the President and Vice President abroad in regard to protocol requirements by performing the necessary co-ordination with state authorities in accordance with the statutory provisions relating to state protocol. The Directorate develops programmes and ensures implementation of the rules of protocol during state, official and working visits by heads of state and other guests of the President and Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria, as well as during meetings of the President and Vice President with foreign delegations and senior officials. The Ceremonial Department organises and coordinates visits by the President and Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria, as well as their participation in ceremonies on the occasion of holidays, anniversaries and other formal events in Bulgaria.