If you're on a work visa (H-1B, L-1, etc.) you can get jumbo financing up to a price of about $1.6MM, but you'll need a 10% down payment. The other key factors are established US credit history (generally we prefer to see two years) and two years of US tax returns filed. But if you have the above, your terms will be very competitive and we have helped many buyers in this situation.
Jumbo loans with 5% down are still relatively stringent and while we do have a single loan solution (with no PMI) that will go to a loan amount of $1.5MM with just 5% down, this program can be a challenging qualification even for a US citizen.
Let me know if you'd like to discuss your scenario directly and we are local to the SF Bay Area. Thank you!