Field of activity of an inseminator is the performance of artificial insemination of cattle, pigs, sheep and goats as well as equids in a livestock not his own according his or her qualification or training. The inseminator has at a minimum to observe the animal breeding and veterinary regulations.  

Does someone want his or her qualification as an inseminator or for inseminating his or her own livestock, which was gained in another member state of the EU, contracting party or third country, approved by the competent authority (of Lower Austria) he or she has to apply for it at the competent authority.  

Persons whose professional qualification is approved by the competent authority have to have sufficient language skills in German to fulfil their job as inseminator in Lower Austria.

Besides the professional ability the person has to be reliable.  

A person is not deemed reliable if he or she was convicted by a court of law for animal cruelty or a transgression of animal welfare or veterinary rules in the last five years and the conviction is legally binding.  

Before starting to work the inseminator has to notify his or her intention to the competent authority, the Lower Austrian Chamber of Agriculture (NÖ Landes-Landwirtschaftskammer) to do so. The notification has to include proof of the qualification and of the reliability of the notifyer. If all requirements are fulfilled the Lower Austrian Chamber of Agriculture (NÖ Landes-Landwirtschaftskammer) as the competent authority has to issue a certificate about the notification.

  • Pertinent proof of qualification or training.
  • As proof of reliability, a signed affirmation that no conviction cited under No. 01 is required.
  • Inseminators have to add a “Strafregisterbescheinigung” (extract of their criminal record in Austria) or – if they are citizens of another member state – an equivalent proof of that state to their notification.
  • Is there no equivalent proof of reliability in the respective state, the notifyer can bring a written affidavit or, in case such is not possible under the law of that state, a sworn declaration before a competent authority of that state.
  • The documents mentioned beforehand must not be older than three months.
  • Certificate of citizenship.


14.30 € for the application plus 3.90 € for each 4 sheets DIN-A-4 attached to the application

State administrative fee for the grant of the entitlement

Art. 12 and 13 of the Lower Animal Breeding Law 2020 (NÖ Tierzuchtgesetz 2020)

Sending of an application including the required documents to the competent authority. Examination conducted by the competent authority whether the foreign qualification is equivalent. Decree in which the equivalence is being observed or possibly necessary suitability tests or training for adjustment to the job are proposed.

  1. a) Nationality of an EU member state, an EEA contracting party or the Swiss Confederation
    b) Citizenship of a non-EU country that is treated equally in terms of the recognition of professional qualifications under European Union law or under a State Treaty
  2. Proof of competence or training equivalent to Article 13 (1), (2) or (3) of Directive 2005/36 / EC on the recognition of professional qualifications.

Authentication or signature of the application is not required.

An appeal is possible against rulings issued by an authority and shall be filed by the party within a four weeks term with the authority that issued the ruling of first instance (against rulings without investigation procedure within a two weeks term). The term starts with the receipt of the written copy of he ruling, in the case of oral pronouncement simultaneously with it.  

The appeal shall indicate the ruling it contests, the authority that issued the ruling and contain a motion of appeal with the reasons. No more appeal is admissible if the party expressly waived the right of appeal after receipt or pronouncement of the ruling.  

Each ruling contains instructions on the right to appeal and indicates the authority and the deadline for submission of such appeal.


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