I just filled out a tourist visa application for one of my kids going to India. I found it intriguing that on the one hand:
- If you are a student, you had to give employment information on your source of support, but the only options were spouse and father. No option for mother's occupation
- You had to specify a religion -- no option for "atheist" or "none" or "none of your freaking business"
On the other hand:
- There was a gender option for "transgender".
Anyway, the Indian online visa process had the Italians beaten hands down. Actually the Chinese beat the Italians as well. And, everyone I know who is not American tells me the US is the worst about visas.