is generating barcode is necessary what if we just print the forms and fill it by ourselves and send without caring the barcode and validation?
it looks like filling electronically and printing bar codes is recommended but is not mandatory:
Filling out the forms electronically is easier and reduces the risk of errors that can slow down the application process.
IMM 1344 and IMM 0008:
Click on the “Validate” button at the top or bottom of the form.
Note: Validating the form before printing ensures you have answered all the questions and will avoid delays in processing your application.
A last page with barcodes and a signature line will automatically be created.
Print, sign and date the form.
Print on white, bond-quality and non-glossy paper
Use of a laser printer is recommended
Place the barcode page on the top of each individual package.